Level 1 Certificate Program Immersion Retreat


Come to enjoy a most profound and healing Qigong study experience in the beautiful nature of Sonoma Mountain!!

This is an equivalent training of our monthly weekend training Level 1 Qigong Certificate Program in a retreat setting. Level 1 Certificate Program Immersion Retreat has two modules of 9-day 8-nights training.

Level 1 Qigong Certificate Program & Level 2 Qigong Certificate Program are part of the prerequisites for  Te Yi Medical Qigong Certification Course and Certified Instructor Program. This program alone doesn’t certify a student to teach.

Module 1 retreat: April 21-29, 2018
Module 2 retreat: September 29-Oct 7, 2018

Prerequisite: Qigong Formal Study Program Level 1 Part I Life Preservation Qigong (You may sign up for the prerequisite and the Certificate Program together)

Location:  Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, CA
Level 1 Certificate Program Retreat Module 1:
Level 1 Formal Study Immersion Retreat (9 days, 8 nights)
(overlap with Level 1 Formal Study Program and is open to Formal Study Program students if space is available)

Contents: Heavenly Essence Qigong Level 1 Formal Study – Instructional Courses (Total 22 Practices)
Level 1 Part II: Accelerated Microcosmic Orbit Qigong Method
Level 1 Part III: Te Yi Medical Qigong
Qigong Intensive Day
Qigong Silent Day

Level 1 Certificate Program Retreat Module 2: Level 1 Comprehensive Study Immersion Retreat (9 days, 8 nights)
Contents: Intensive daily practice and Comprehensive Study of Qigong
(This Comprehensive Study enriches and deepens the Level 1 Formal Study Program)

  1. Yin Yang Theory
  2. Five Element Theory
  3. Jing, Qi and Shen Theory
  4. Chakra System and Central Meridian
  5. Qigong Breathing Methods/ Anatomy of Breathing
  6. Jing & Sex and Preventing Leakage
  7. Five Reference Points for Measuring Your Progress
  8. Grandmaster Zhang’s Q&A
  9. Midnight-Noon Law
  10. Te Yi Medical Qigong practicum and case studies
  11. Qigong Formal Study Instructional Course: Bi Gu Level 1 (Qigong Fasting)

There will be an optional monthly 2-hour webinar between the two retreats for Q&A and group practice. Dates will be decided at the first retreat.

This program is limited to 16 participants and a minimum of 10 students is required. Please email us at office@qidragon.com if you have other questions.

Full Program Cost:  $4600 (including lodging fee and tuition for the two retreats and follow up Q&A webinars)  See Application Form for payment plan option.
(This rate is for full program two retreats signup only. Individual formal study retreat module rate is $2600) If you have taken the Formal Study instructional courses of Level 1 Part II, III before this program, you are eligible to receive $100 credit for each of those two instructional courses that you are repeating during the retreat.Registration: Non-refundable deposit of $900 by November 1, 2017; $950 after November 1, 2017. Check or cash with a completed 2018 Level 1 Certificate Program Immersion Retreat Application Form sent to:
Qi Dragon Healing Center
Dr. Liping Zhu
275 20th Ave
San Francisco

Paypal/Credit Card Registration:

If you want to pay your deposit and other applicable fees with your credit card (3% credit card fee applies), please notify us at office@qidragon.com and we will send you an online invoice for you to pay with your credit card. You will still need to email or mail us a completed Application Form.

Lodging: Sonoma Zen Center will have newly built retreat facility and is wheelchair accessible. This facility has shared rooms with double occupancy and a beautiful shared bathhouse. There are 3-4 tenting spots available if you prefer to camp and you can pick your own spot  (camping option for the same fee). Rooms will be assigned in the order that your application is received. Sign up quick to reserve your spot!

After January 1, 2018, all available spots will be open to Certificate Program alumni for registration as a retaker . Please contact our office for Level 1 Certificate Retaker Application Form if you are retaking this retreat.

Retreat Daily Schedule
 (subject to modification)

5:30am Getting Up (Silent)
6:00 – 6:45 am Meditation (Silent)
7:00am Breakfast (Silent)
8:30 – 9:30am 3 Dynamic Qigong
10:00am-12noon Morning Study
12:00-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-2:30pm Sleeping Qigong or Sitting Meditation
2:30pm-4:30pm Afternoon Study
4:30pm – 6:00pm Free Activity
6pm Dinner
7:30-8:45pm Evening Meditation (Silent)
9:30pm Lights Out

Syllabus of Module 1

Day 1: Arrival between 10-11am, Lunch at 12noon,  Orientation at 3pm
Day 2: Intensive Practice Day & Review for Level 1 Part I Life Preservation Qigong
Day 3&4: Formal Study of Level 1 Part II Microcosmic Orbit Qigong (instructional course)*
Day 5: Silent Intensive Practice Day for Microcosmic Orbit
Day 6&7: Formal Study of Level 1 Part III Te Yi Medical Qigong (instructional course)*
Day 8: Intensive Practice Day for Te Yi Medical Qigong
Day 9: Departure after lunch

Syllabus of Module 2

Day 1: Arrival between 10-11am, Lunch at 12noon,  PM practice schedule
Day 2: Intensive Practice Day for Level 1 Part I-III
Day 3: Practice & Study Topic: Yin & Yang Theory
Day 4: Practice & Study Topic: Five Element Theory
Day 5: Formal Study Program – Bi Gu (Qigong Fasting) Level 1 (instructional course)*
Day 6: Silent Practice Day with 1-day Bi Gu
Day 7: Practice & Study Topic: Jing Qi Shen Theory & Level 1 Comprehensive Test
Day 8: Practice & Study Topic:Chakra System
Day 9: Departure after lunch (latest by 3pm)

*Formal Study Instructional Course is open to Formal Study students if space is available.

Our schedule and contents are subject to change.

Payment and Refund Policy

  • Late Payment Policy: A late fee of $50 will be charged if payments are not received by the due date. A fee of $30 will be charged for any returned checks in addition to the $50 late fee. Any payment that is more than one month late will be charged an additional $50 for every additional 30 days. More than two delinquent payments will result in dismissal from the program. If you have made a special payment arrangement, the installment payment plan and the late payment policy applies if you are not keeping to your agreed payment schedule.
  • Refund Policy: By being accepted to this program, the student has committed to the program. There is no refund or credit for missed classes or partial participation. The deposit fee is not refundable for any reason once you are accepted into the program but will be refunded in full if the program is cancelled or if your application is not accepted. If you need to withdraw from the Program for any reason up to 60 days prior to the retreat, your paid amount minus the deposit is refundable. If you withdraw from the program for any reason within 60 days of the retreat, there will be no refund and there will also be no credit for future retreats, programs or workshops due to withdrawing in this case. In all cases, a written notice of withdrawal needs to be submitted and received. If, after withdrawing from the program, you wish to attend any future Certificate Programs, you will have to reapply and register for the entire program as a new applicant.
  • Credit Card Charges: Check or cash payment is preferred for your payment though credit card payment is an option. If you prefer to pay with your credit card, an additional 3% credit card fee applies.
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